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1959 Fiat Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile Special Engine 004
This is a project car in need of a complete restoration.
The car has matching numbers 004 which stands for sport version engine ( enhanced performance which has various component modifications ). The car has the original aluminum tag ( not reproduction). The same VIN stamped on the tag matches the VIN stamped on the body. Also the engine number stamped on the tag matches the number stamped on the engine.
This Bianchina Transformabile Special is an extremely rare model. The production of the Special version with a sport engine stamped 004 was limited to 1500 cars total ( note that there were 35500 Bianchina Transformabile produced in total ). It was manufactured only for a few years. This car for a collector is even more rare because it is an American version for USA market. Of the 1500 Special version made. only a handful were American version and this is one of a few surviving today around the world. Lately this car is one of the most sought after microcars and the demand and value keeps escalating in international auctions and private sales. Recently sold for over $50. 00 - $60. 00 for a restored one and even more if it is restored to 100% respecting originality. So the buyer has a lot of room to do any level of restoration preferred.
The body for a 58 year old car is quite solid with of course some sign of age and some repair. The body of the car has most of the original bicolor paint. The floors are in very good original condition without any patching or welding. ( see pictures )
The car runs and I drove it around the block. Brakes were done by previous owner and are in working condition and gas tank needs cleaning and fixing. So he used a temporary separate small gas tank just to test drive the car. The starter and carburetor were rebuilt by the previous owner.
The parts for this car are easily available on eBay Italy and other sources at very reasonable prices or at many flea markets in Italy throughout the year directly from manufacturer representatives at even cheaper prices.
If your preference is rare classic cars in original condition. this project car is for you. This model is more and more in demand by collectors every year. the price is rising for unrestored and restored cars and also it is getting very difficult to find one.
The approximate dimensions of the car is length of 118 inches width of 53 inches and height of 52 inches and weighs about 1120 lb.
I have some history of the car. it comes originally from Arkansas and I bought it in Illinois. Note that I also still have the original Illinois title for the car which will easy to reimport into US.
The car will be sold with the Ontario Canadian ownership (title) in my name. I bought the car with the intention to restore it but other projects took too much time. So I would like to see the car go to someone who will appreciate it.
The car is located in Toronto Ontario Canada and is sold in the condition as is and there is no warranty either expressed or implied.
I suggest for you to send someone to come and see the car or even yourself if able. I can pick you up at the airport and the car is located only 15 minutes from the Toronto international airport. If you have less than 10 feedbacks or history of negative feedback. please contact me before bidding. I have many more pictures of the car. please contact me if you have any questions or need more pictures of any particular areas to clear any concerns you may have about the condition. If you would like to talk to me personally about the car. please send your phone number and I would be happy to call you to discuss everything.
I can help the buyer to find transport company or perhaps if the buyer can come and pick up with a trailer and clear at customs. this is a straightforward process. The car is very small about 10 feet by 4 feet so you would only need a very small trailer or even a pickup vehicle. The car is located about 80 miles from Niagara Falls NY. or 180 miles from Detroit MI
Overseas international bids are welcome. I have experience with international shipping so I can help the buyer with the complete shipping operation. But please do your own research on shipping cost.
Attention: I can take more detailed pictures if you are seriously interested. As I said again. please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the car. to clear any doubts or concerns before committing to buy. I would be happy to clarify any points about the car to make sure that the car is what you are looking for. To be fair to all interested prospective buyers. please do not ask for the reserve price and bid up to your budget or your assessment on value. Also to be fair I will not sell before end of auction.
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